Chennault International Airport Authority's Board of Commissioners is actively seeking an exceptional, dynamic candidate who will be responsible for managing, assessing, evaluating airport operations & where applicable enforces airport policies & regulations. The position will offer the successful candidate a salary & benefit package commensurate with candidate's qualifications. Minimum preferred qualifications: Ability to plan & carry out airport operations & develop cross-agency programs. Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships. Required Qualifications: Knowledge of airport operational requirements & FAA Part 139 rules & regulations. Knowledge of National Airspace System. Knowledge of Wildlife Hazard Management Planning. Knowledge of Airport Emergency Planning. Knowledge of Safety Management Systems. Ability to effectively communicate orally & in writing. Bachelor’s degree in aviation management or equivalent or experience commensurate with this type of degree. Completion of FAA Part 139 training/certification such as the AAAE or other approved Airport Certified Employee training program. Deadline: 6/26/2018
Plans, organizes, and directs operations of the airport to include collaboration with tenants, airport users, and the other staff departments.
Reports and disseminates information regarding airport and facility conditions, safety programs and hazardous conditions.
Ensures all airport operations are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 and recommends changes or improvements to the Executive Director concerning airport operating policies and procedures.
Recommend to the Executive Director Part 139 equipment upgrades and plan long term Capital Improvement Projects.
Oversees airport pavement inspection for; runways, taxiways, taxi lanes and ramps, safety areas, airfield lighting, markings, signs, visual aids, construction inside air operations area, perimeter security fencing, perimeter road, fueling facilities, approaches, and wildlife hazards for safe airport operations.
Manage Airport Certification Manual and Airport Emergency Plan for Federal Aviation Administration Part 139 compliance.
Ensure annual Federal Aviation Administration Part 139.337 Wildlife Hazard Management Training are conducted for Airport Employees.
Develops and maintains a flight line drivers training program. Provides initial and recurrent Ground Vehicle Safety Training under Part 139 for all users/operators in the Air Operations Area to include, but not limited to Chennault employees, tenants, and contractors.
Issue appropriate Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs) when safety hazards exist on or adjacent to airport.
Oversees operation of all Navigational Aids, Visual Aids, Weather reporting equipment, Air Traffic Control equipment, and coordinate repair(s), when required, to support safe and efficient air traffic operations.
Maintains all Federal Communication Commission Licenses at required facilities.
Over sees operations of the Airport Lightning Prediction System.
Manages all environmental permits for compliance with Department of Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency.
Enforces airport operating policies and procedures for all environmental rules and regulations. Coordinates the development and maintenance of environmental permits.
Coordinates, monitors, and evaluates Crash Rescue / Fire Response, Air Traffic Control, Fixed Base Operations, and Facility Maintenance.
Oversees the development of Air Traffic Control and Crash Rescue / Fire Response procedures to meet the needs of the airport tenants and users.
Executive Director’s designated lead to develop, plan and support Air Shows, Fly-ins, Safety Programs, and other Educational Programs.
Oversees airport operations support for all Air Carrier and Air Cargo operations to ensure safe and compliant operations.
Acts as the Executive Director’s designated Lead to collaborate / coordinates with the Federal Aviation Administration, Louisiana Department of Transportation Aviation Division, and other governmental organizations in support of airport operations.
Develops and coordinates foreign object and debris, bird hazard management, and emergency preparedness programs.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Additional Salary Information: Car Allowance, Health Insurance, Eligibility to Deferred Compensation Plan (Retirement Plan)
About Chennault International Airport Authority
Chennault International Airport is a world-class facility, home to Northrop Grumman and Landlocked Aviation Services, that can support your aircraft manufacturing facility needs. Our Part 139 airfield features a 200-foot-wide by 10,700-foot-long runway with 17-inch pavement capable of accommodating aircraft ranging in size from a small business jet to wide-body commercial airliners. Chennault is incorporated into Foreign Trade Zone 87 and features 13 million square feet of concrete and over 1.5 million square feet of hangar, office and warehouse space. Five large, certified development sites provide future tenants a range of development opportunities. Four of the sites have rail frontage and all provide direct access to the airport’s runway facilities. Conveniently located on Interstate 10 between Houston and New Orleans, Chennault International Airport provides connectivity to Interstates 10 and 210, rail lines and the deepwater Port of Lake Charles.